Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, is pleased to announce the winner of its 2021 Digital Textile Innovation Awards. A collaboration between Mimaki and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) MFA Fashion Design program, the contest presented emerging young designers with the challenge of incorporating digital textile printing into their cutting-edge fashion collections. The award for the top prize was the opportunity to have the winner’s senior thesis collection printed and sponsored by Mimaki USA.

Cosmo Speciality Chemicals, a 100% subsidiary of Cosmo Films Ltd., launches COSMOTEX AVB, containing a new antiviral and antibacterial agent that is effective against the human Coronavirus (229 E, ISO 18184) and suitable for all types of textiles including garments, home furnishing, and bed linens. Tested at Biotech Testing Services, Mumbai, COSMOTEX AVB kills 99.9% pathogens and remains active against pathogens even up to 50 washes and keeping the environment hygienic and safe from foreign living objects.

Having undergone further development, the new cradle feeder 100 now offers even more functions and is smarter than ever. The cradle feeder 100 comes with an integrated cut-off system, intelligent controls, and smart roll-off features that take textile cutting to new levels of productivity and automation.

HP has announced a new EMEA-wide webinar that will showcase how using leading HP Stitch dye sublimation printers with partner technologies can help users access a wide range of work within the soft signage sector.

Kornit Digital, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced Buffalo, New York-based Oxford Pennant is implementing the Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro system for digital direct-to-garment (DTG) production on demand.

Zund UK have partnered with Fashion-Enter to demonstrate a sustainable micro-factory concept in London, using the Zünd D3 Digital Cutting technology.

Ottimo Digital has invested in a 3.2m wide Kleverik GTC 101 3500-calender press from CMYUK. A highly versatile piece of equipment for the widest range of applications within digital textile production, it handles both dye-sublimation transfer printing (paper to textile) and dye fixation of direct printed dispersed dyes or pigments.

Texo Trade Services (TTS) is helping its customers run their businesses in a socially and environmentally responsible way by launching a sustainable textile line: GREEN Textiles. These products are made from recycled PET yarn, and will allow businesses to meet market demand for eco-friendly print products and make a direct contribution to a sustainable future.

Beaver Paper Group, a leading manufacturer of sublimation media and TexSewn® cut & sew papers is pleased to announce the promotion of Allen Wheeler to the new position of TexSewn® Product Manager.

The new, industrial, entry-level EFI™ Reggiani BLAZE scanning printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is making its debut at the ITMA Asia tradeshow, 12-16 June in Shanghai, China. The high-quality printer is an easy-to-use, smart solution to help textile companies blaze their successful trail into the world of efficient, sustainable industrial inkjet printing. It is equipped with EFI Reggiani’s state-of-the-art technology, offering the highest quality, reliability and flexibility on the widest variety of designs.

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing, textile and CNC machining industries, has promoted Mikki Webb to Senior Vice President of North American Sales and Customer Experience.

Roland DG is set to assert the company’s position as a leading global provider for the textile printing sector at this year’s FESPA Innovations and Trends: Printed Clothing virtual event on 9-10 June. Roland DG’s team of experts will be shining a light on the latest innovations in the industry, as well as Roland DG’s established solutions, championing the flourishing textile personalisation market.

Northumbria University has paid a special tribute to the impact of its HP Stitch S300 dye sublimation printer, revealing that the device has played a key role in allowing students to continue learning and working during the pandemic.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the support of Dgen ARTRIX H8 printer for CalderaRIP Version 14. This new driver expands the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals for wide-format production.

Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA business unit of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd., Japan, today announced release of a new 64” (162 cm) wide, high quality 8 channel piezo drop-on-demand roll fed dye sublimation inkjet printer, called XpertJet 1682WR. Engineered and designed in Japan, this new dye sub printer model is the successor to Mutoh’s award winning ValueJet 1638WX dye sub printer.

In a groundbreaking deal, MS Printing Solutions and Russia’s SK Group are celebrating the latter’s fifth purchase of an MS printer. The move sees SK Group qualifying for inclusion the exclusive ‘Club 5+’ – consisting of the owners of five or more MS industrial printers. Company owner Evgeny Suvorov is the first Russian member of the club, and his company is now one of the five largest digital printing companies in Eastern Europe.

VGL, a long-standing customer of Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has invested in a new Rhotex 325 production press to meet growing customer demands for more flexible and agile ways of working.

Epson Textile Printing Experts to Showcase High Production Direct-to-Garment Printing Technology for Maximizing Productivity.

Manchester Print Services (MPS) has installed a second HP Stitch digital textile printer specifically for the production of upholstery for corporate customers.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced global on-demand printing and warehousing provider Printful will be adding more than 50 Kornit Atlas systems during 2021 for direct-to-garment (DTG) production on demand, representing a considerable expansion of their current production capabilities. This coincides with the print-on-demand leader’s addition of new production facilities in Los Angeles, Dallas, Charlotte, Mexico, Spain, and Canada, as well as expansion of existing facilities globally.

After being revealed as the winner of a new Ricoh Ri 100 Direct to Garment (DTG) printer in October 2020, sports kits and leisurewear provider Scorpion Sports says it plans to use the versatile machine to help explore opportunities in the short-run and personalised print markets.

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